Born 1984 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Lives and works in Berlin and Luxembourg.
Vera Kox studied at University College for the Creative Arts, Canterbury and at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she obtained an MFA in Art Practice (2010).
Apparent across all elements of Kox’s practice is the presence of tensile stress; often emphasised through varying degrees of an object’s abnormality and as an inherent tenet of the material itself. By way of manipulation the different techniques and processes she employs in the making of her sculptures ensure that they assume a degree of patent and self-evident agency, whilst testing the limitations of what is considered visually acceptable. Simultaneously expanding upon the boundaries of our perceptions, as much as she does the material with which she works. In this way Kox plays a game of material hyberbole, assessing the nature of matter through the principles of liminality.
Extrait of a text by Dani Admiss